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By incorporating treatment for mind, body and spirit with traditional counseling, we can achieve optimal healing. We offer psychotherapy (i.e. "talk therapy") utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy with a creative approach...not limited to art, music, photography and nature to encourage self- expression, self-discovery, and emotional growth. We can assist you in achieving your life goals.
Acute stress produces temporary physiological reactions from which the body recovers normally, it is the chronic stress - often conditioned by negative thoughts and feelings of helplessness - that can cause imbalance in your endocrine, elevating the immunosuppressant hormone cortisol, as depleting the brain of the vital neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Immunologists studies reveal that the inability to cope with stress rather than the stress itself, is the most damaging to immunity. The lack of essential vitamins and nutrients or consuming an overly acidic diet also shows an increase in anxiety, depression, and irritability.
Spirituality is linked to issues of forgiveness, grief and loss, sense of purpose, quiet time in prayer or meditation, being present in your life, and acceptance of our past.
Why sometimes counseling alone cannot achieve your goals:
There are many benefits to living a healthier lifestyle and mental health is no exception. Vitamin B12 helps to maintain the central nervous system and being deficient of B12 has been linked to Alzheimer's, affecting your memory, focus, and causing "brain fog." It has also been linked to depression (energy levels and focus) as well as some pain disorders. Nutrition can play another important role in mental health in those who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Many who carry this diagnosis have found benefits to consuming Omega 3s, essential oils, and fatty acids. Exercise can benefit your mental health by improving sleep, energy levels, and balancing dopamine and serotonin levels that help regulate your mood. Aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease anxiety and depression.
" It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self." ~ d.w. winnicott.